So, I'm really tired of wondering about what every connection is, doing netstat commands in Win7, no matter what firewall or ports I have blocked, services down, pathches, registry mods etc...
Always something makes me wonder what is that and why.. Then I waste too much darn time researching it to no end. Maybe my paranoia level has raised now that I post on Ethical Hacking message boards, lol I dunno…
So, I know it's purpose is as a pen-testing tool, but now that it's run on Ubuntu, it really is a solid O/S that detects all my HW with no problem. It also has a lot of extra goodies already installed for us that are interested in the world of Ethical Hacking, Pen-Testing, Security Auditing, research etc. So, if I just create a non Root user(s) for everyday use and sudo the essentials, setup some IPTables/Chains, maybe a good dose of SNORT… Would this help make a good every day O/S, tha’ts more ‘hacker-proof’?
Another option is to go with the latest Unbuntu (or your fave flave) and secure it down as best possible and use the tools you most like (although the preconfigured array of BT4 is vast).
So, essentially my question is, what is most secure for I, the end-user who just really browses sites to find information, uses Word here and there, needs to have readily available pentesting tools for my education, research, work etc.
“Out of the box” is BT4 more secure than Windows with it’s firewall or Comodo etc.. ?
Does having all these tool on BT4 make it more of a risk because they are somehow more succeptible to other hackers trying to take over the system (even if I have a separate non-root logon)?
What about throwing Ubuntu into this vs Win7, given the fact that it doesn’t come with pentesting tools (other than linux CLI tools)..
I know there is no such thing as an remotely unhackable sytem other than just taking out the Wireless NIC and / or NIC, but I’m just not getting piece of mind with Windows 7 anymore and auditing its every log lately is taking its toll.. I don’t even download stuff anymore other than tools..
- Hacker that doesn't want to get Hacked or just MOM